Alan Watts is like my personal Prozac.
For one, I love Alan because he thinks a lot like I do. All those "silly little thoughts" that I've had, that most people ignore and deny, are the very things he discusses openly and honestly.
Listening to his talks and reading his books...
through his teachings, has helped me better understand and respect not only myself, but the world as a whole. I don't agree to ALL of his opinions, but for the most part, he and select few other sources have been essential in my journey of understanding.
Alan Watts, rest in...
Alan watts is the most influential philosopher I've listened to.
His lectures on the Tao are so remarkably easy to understand. His wisdom on spirituality is communicated with such clarity and eye opening vision it's entertaining.